This has made life different but not unmanageable. Becca went to the states last week to see her dying grandmother and she of course took Jane. It was in some ways nice to have some alone time but after a week without my wife and daughter I felt a bit empty. I can’t really think of a better word. I had tons of free time but I didn’t get very much done. I did some work on my bike and tried to clean the house. The house ended up being worse after I got done with it. I have this strange habit of organizing tool boxes and cabinets but not actually cleaning the house. It’s a weakness that I’m working through.
Another big change that I didn’t even see coming is our new relationship with bikes. We use bikes to get everywhere. When we go somewhere with Jane we put her in the baby bike trailer and drag her along with us. We got through the coldest months of the winter with some common sense and some scarves and mittens. I am so grateful that we live in an area where biking is not only possible but easy.
Becca even started commuting to work by bike. She saves over 60 Euros a month by doing this. It also gives her a time to exercise, mentally prepare for the day, and a time to unwind.
That’s all for now. Things are great and I feel like they’re just getting better.